UN City

At the entrance to Copenhagen Harbour is the new distinctive, star-shaped UN headquarters in Denmark. 3XN Architects have designed UN City as an eight-pointed star to achieve an architectural expression that emphasizes UN’s essential values ​​and authority.


The white facades stand as a distinctive luminous contrast to the surrounding water. The window surfaces are covered with an envelope consisting of more than 1.400 vertical – 2.5 m tall – folding shutters clad in finely perforated aluminum. The folding shutters are in constant motion as the light moves around the buildings through the day. We developed and produced the drive stations for the folding shutters.


UN City has received the highest LEED certification, a LEED® Platinum certification.


By & Havn




Exterior, Folding Shutters, Motorized, Vertical